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Art21 presents ‘New York Close Up’ by openstudiospress

Next week, our friends at Art21 will premiere an exciting new Web series on art and life in New York City: ‘New York Close Up.’ Focusing on the “next wave” of young, important contemporary artists in New York, and featuring some of the City’s hottest and most talented emerging artists, the new documentary film series will peer into studio practices, parties, performances, exhibitions, social scenes, residencies, and even the artists’ homes. 

Art21 has already won Peabody awards for their previous film work focusing on contemporary artists, including their famous documentary series ‘Art in the Twenty-First Century‘ and the film ‘William Kentridge: Anything is Possible,’ and their new series is well poised to snatch a few more trophies. What makes the new Web series different prior film projects is an unmistakable focus on the flurry of opportunities and experiences granted to artists in the early stages of their career, and a marked attention to the emerging cultural environs of New York City.

Premiering next week on June 13 with episodes on Kalup Linzy and Shana Moulton, ‘New York Close Up’ will also focus on eight other featured artists, including: Lucas BlalockMartha ColburnKeltie FerrisLaToya Ruby Frazier,Tommy HartungRashid JohnsonKalup LinzyShana MoultonMariah Robertson, and Mika Tajima.

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